The Original MoonLighters


Since 1990, The Moonlighters ® have been performing throughout the United States as one of the country’s best-loved and most authentic Motown and variety bands. Averaging over one hundred appearances per year, we offer affordable quality, specializing in weddings, corporate functions, private parties, festivals and concert appearances, with an emphasis on strong, soulful vocals and solid instrumentation.

Just close your eyes and you’ll swear the original artists are performing. But don’t close them for too long or you won’t be able to enjoy our outstanding dance moves and showmanship. Famous for getting guests out on the dance floor and more importantly, for keeping them there, The Moonlighters ® are experts at reading the crowd and gladly take requests, making our performances highly entertaining and interactive as audiences just feed off the band’s energy and vice versa.

We can also be booked in several different combinations to fit any budget and venue from just two or three musicians to as many as ten or twelve, including one of the tightest horn sections in the country and some of the finest male and female vocalists anywhere. Meticulously-groomed and costumed, whether it’s for ceremony, cocktail or dinner music, a casual outdoor reception or a classy black-tie affair, The Moonlighters ® have a show custom-tailored to best suit any theme.

Featuring HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles, we do it all very well. Critically-acclaimed, we have performed an unprecedented seven times at The Kennedy Center, for countless political and business leaders, at various foreign embassies, and other prestigious venues, covering well over a dozen different states, including: DC, MD, VA, WV, DE, PA, NJ, NY, KY, TN, OH, IL, NC, SC, GA, FL, and MT.

As seen again and again in our many rave reviews, thousands of appreciative listeners and hundreds of satisfied talent buyers all agree, The Moonlighters ® are dedicated, professionals truly committed to making each and every show an event to remember. But of course, we’re in heavy demand with a schedule that always fills up fast, so don’t delay…please contact us today!


Amy C.

“The Moonlighters were the perfect band for our wedding. From the ceremony, to the cocktail hour to the reception, their song selections and energy level were perfectly matched for the mood we were trying to set. They are incredibly talented musicians and entertainers and they managed to get all 150 people at our wedding up and dancing the entire night. Many of our guests have commented on how fantastic the band was and several guests expressed interest in booking them for other events. I would recommend them to anybody, without hesitation. Thanks to the whole band for making our wedding such a fabulous event!!!”


Sound Clips below


Night Life is renowned for Rock and Classic Rock, we go out of our way to cater to other musical requests that you may have while planning your party. We can honor requests for the following styles:


Jazz Standards

After Hours
At Last
Chitlins Con Carne
Come Away With Me
Don’t Know Why
Friends and Strangers
God Bless the Child
Honky Tonk
Inner City Blues
Linus and Lucy
Mercy, Mercy
Mister Magic
Moonlighters Theme
On Broadway
People Make the World Go Round
Satin Doll
Song for My Father
Since I Fell For You

Rhythm & Blues Standards

Baby Please Don’t Go
Baby, What You Want Me to Do
Big Boss Man
Blues with a Feeling
Born Lover
Cha Cha Ching
Clean-up Woman
Crazy Mixed Up World
Don’t Lie to Me
Down Home Blues
Driving Wheel
Dust My Broom
Got My Mojo Working
How Blue Can You Get
Key to the Highway
Long Distance Call
Messin’with the Kid
Reconsider Baby
Shake Your Hips
Sweet Little Angel
T-Bone Shuffle
Things I Used to Do
Thrill is Gone
Watch Yourself
When the Eagle Flies

Swing Standards

A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
All of Me
Best is Yet to Come
Beyond the Sea
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly with Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Everyday I Have the Blues
Fly Me to the Moon
Flying Home
Hold On
I Got Rhythm
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Had to Be You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Jump, Jive and Wail
Kansas City
Luck Be a Lady
Mack the Knife
My Way
New York New York
Route 66
Shake, Rattle and Roll •
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Straighten Up and Fly Right
That Old Black Magic
Way You Look Tonight
When the Saints Go Marching In
Wonderful World


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